It’s Halloween! Rant ahead.
I’m sure by now you’ve all either heard or read of the lady from North Dakota giving letters to parents of “fat kids” along with candy for Halloween. If not, you can read it here: Click.
This is just wrong on so many levels.
Yes, it is true we Americans are overweight and obese as a rule. We eat as a pastime, as a hobby, when we’re bored, when we’re happy, when we’re sad, when we’re depressed, when we’re hungry, when we’re tired, when we’re irritable, you get the picture. So why, oh lady from North Dakota, are you just targeting Halloween? Why stop there? Why not start a crusade against all overeating? Maybe send out a weekly newsletter.
Let me get this straight woman from North Dakota, you’re giving out treats AND a letter to those who come to your door? Treats for the kids (“fat” and non) and letters for the parents. Do you think parents aren’t aware of the wellbeing of their children? Do you think they need YOUR help in showing them the way?
Are you a parent?
Do you have any vices or participate in any unhealthy behaviors?
Perhaps the real problem isn’t just the woman from North Dakota. Perhaps the bigger issue is the fact that we have legislated, regulated and ruled against minding our own business.
We are expecting bad weather tonight in our area, on Halloween. A wind advisory is in effect with possible storms. Malls have invited trick or treaters to come roam the halls of their stores. Churches have always provided an alternative to going from door to door. But yesterday I heard the mayor of our fair city make an announcement. He said parents need to exercise caution when making the decision to send/take their offspring out tonight. Really? We need you to tell us that?
Okay, my rant is over.
You may carry on.
Or ask someone first.